Sunday, January 30, 2011

Who ya hanging with?

Do you believe in Divine Appointments? Sometimes..... no not sometimes, all times, God puts us in certain situations at certain times to use us, or speak to us...

I was reminded today, just how imperative it is to spend time in the word of God. Do you know that mored than 70% of Americans claim to be Christain. That is 7 out of every 10 people you know or see everyday. I want you to know that Christainity is not just a box to mark on a survey. We as Christains have a number of commands we are to obey. Do you know what they are? Start to the ten most famous ones...... don't steal, don't kill, don't be jealous, don't tell lies, honor your parents, etc. How about the greatest commandment, do you know that one?

My point is this... we all would like to see the benefits (blessings) that come with being a Christ follower. However, we seem to want the benefit without having to keep up our end of the deal. Christainity is not a socialist society! We have responsibilities as Christains, when asked about the greatest commandment, Jesus said we are to "love God with all our heart, soul, mind, and strength" he said the second is equally as important, "love your neighbor as yourself".

How are you doing keeping the greatest commandment? Who you hanging with? How much time have you spent with God this week, in His Word, in a church pew, in prayer, listening to praise and worship music, reading Christain literature, etc. You are influenced by the people you hang with. Allow God to be the one to influence you, build you up, become your "ever present help in your time of need". How can you allow this if you aren't spending time with you creator.

I like to say that I am an influencer, not the one to be influenced. However, when my spirit is weak, when I haven't been spending time with God, having my faith built up;what kind of influence can a possibly be? I encourage you today, spend time with your creator. He loves you, and cherishs every minute you spend with Him.

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